Skeletal Muscle Biomarkers in People With Fragile Sarcolemmal Muscular Dystrophy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01851447|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 10, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2018
- Some kinds of muscular dystrophy affect the skeletal muscle membrane. In these conditions, the muscle membrane is more fragile. This affects how the muscles contract and relax, which causes movement problems. Researchers are looking at several muscle enzymes, or chemicals that affect how muscle cells function. By studying changes in these enzymes, they may be able to better understand how muscular dystrophy affects the cells. Researchers want to collect biomarkers (chemicals from blood samples) from people with fragile sarcolemmal muscular dystrophy. This information may provide better treatments for this condition.
- To study biomarkers that may affect the muscles of people with fragile sarcolemmal muscular dystrophy.
- Individuals at least 18 years of age with fragile sarcolemmal muscular dystrophy.
- Participants will be screened with a medical history and physical exam.
- Participants will be asked to come for four visits to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The visits will be at least 2 months apart. Each visit will require participants to stay for 5 days at the clinical center.
- During each visit, participants will provide frequent small blood samples. These samples will be collected while at rest and after physical exercise.
- Participants will also have a physical therapy assessment. They will perform standard motor function tests and imaging tests (MRI, MRS). These tests may take up to 1 hour each time.
- Treatment will not be provided as part of this study.
|Condition or disease|
Objectives: the aim of this protocol is to identify biomarker and clinical correlates of changes in the barrier function of skeletal muscle membrane (i.e. cell membrane permeability) before and after routine motor function testing in patients with one of the Fragile Sarcolemmal Muscular Dystrophies (FSMD).
Study population: patients with early adulthood or later onset of a FSMD (LGMD2B-F, I, L, MM, BMD, and MMD3).
Design: pilot study.
Outcome measures: increased change in baseline levels of proteins that are released into the blood from damaged skeletal muscle, such as creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), troponins, and myoglobin in serum, changes in inflammation markers, circulating microRNAs and imaging studies to identify effective biomarkers for use in future clinical trials.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||11 participants|
|Official Title:||Pilot Study to Assess Biomarkers of Changes in Barrier Function of Skeletal Muscle in Patients With a Fragile Sarcolemmal Muscular Dystrophy|
|Study Start Date :||May 9, 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 20, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 20, 2021|
- changes in serum enzyme, protein, cytokine and microRNA levels with both activity and time [ Time Frame: multiple assessments within each visit for 4 visits total over 3 years ]
- changes in motor function abilities [ Time Frame: once each visit ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01851447
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Joshua J Zimmerberg, M.D.||Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)|